Locally Grown Produce Fairhope AL

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Fairhope, AL that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Fairhope Outdoor Farm Market
(251) 929-1466
Church Street
Fairhope, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May- Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Baldwin

Elberta Farmers Market
(251) 987-5343
24978 State Street; Highway 98, Downtown
Elberta, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2- Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Baldwin

Halls Mill Road Farmers Market
(251) 626-2743 or (251) 865-6341
2245 Halls Mill Road
Mobile, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 5- Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Mobile

Market in the Park
(251) 208-7443
Mobile Museum of Art
Mobile, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October 6-November 17 Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Mobile

Uniontown Farmers Market
(334) 289-2669
Next to City Hall
Uniontown, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June- Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
County
Perry

Chicago Street Farmers Market
(251) 943-1222
Chicago Street; Highway 59 Railroad Park
Foley, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 22- Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Baldwin

Gulf Coast Green Market
(251) 942-5900
Gulf State Park; Lake Shelby
Gulf Shores, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-June 27 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Baldwin

Market on the Square
(251) 208-7443
Cathedral Square
Mobile, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October 6-November 17 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Mobile

Pickens County Farmers Market
(205) 367-8724
25661 Highway 17 N; Pickens County Farm & Home Center
Carollton, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 6-September Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Pickens

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market
(205) 758-7267
Intersection of Jack Warner Pkwy & Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-August Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - until Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - until
County
Tuscaloosa

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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